Statement by Secretary Granholm on U.S. Senate Confirmation of Sam Walsh

5 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Sam Walsh by voice vote last night to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):  

“I am so grateful to the Senate for confirming Sam Walsh to serve as General Counsel of the Department of Energy. Sam is one of the world’s foremost experts on clean energy law, which will be essential as he helps us meet President Biden’s climate goals. I am thrilled that he’s willing to serve the American people once again, and we’re so excited to welcome him back to DOE.” 

About Sam Walsh

Samuel T. Walsh is an attorney and former Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy at DOE. In his more than six years at the Department during the Obama Administration he also served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor to the General Counsel. Walsh is currently a lawyer in private practice at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. Prior to his service at DOE, he also worked as an associate in the energy group at Hogan Lovells LLP and as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Walsh holds a B.A. from Yale College, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Originally from New York, Walsh now lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children.